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. >> david cay johnston always a pleasure. great to have you with us tonight. >> thank you. >> tonight in our survey i asked are republicans only patriotic when one of their own is in the white house? 98% of you said yes. 2% >>> i am joined tonight by my friend and colleague, chris jinxing with the lead from new york. what do you have? >> we are going to introduce you to a rebel leader and show you where and gaddafi's military struck hardest. this is how the situation is playing out over the airwaves. >> political tools, diplomatic tools, shepherds, all of which continue to tighten the noose. >> we are involved in a much more extensive operation and others have acknowledged. >> we are protecting civilians. if that is a passive action, they were obviously wrong. >> we should bomb first because we have the know-how how to kick but. that is what america does very well. >> i do not see how gaddafi can survive this. >> hillary clinton is joining an international conference and efforts there to focus on getting khaddafi out. >> we must not attempt to employes our will on the people of libya, but we
for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> president obama has just announced that the four-day air assault in libya will soon achieve its objectives and the u.s. will handoff control of the operation within days. >> what are we attempting to >> what are we attempting to accomplish? >> extend the no-fly zone west towards tripoli. >> what are we attempting to accomplish. >> first comes the war, now the debate. what's the mission in libya? >> you understand there is still not a sufficient no-fly zone. >> the president couldn't say yet. still going to hand it off in days, didn't say who's going to be in charge. >> our jets are taking sides in a civil war. >> we kill his soldiers, we attack his compound, and apparently attempt to kill him. >> the obama administration's reason? pick fne. >> gadhafi needs to go. >> u.s. policy regime check. >> there hasn't been any disagreement that i'm aware of in terms of the mission. >> president obama says that the engagement in libya will be brief. >> one of our biggest concerns is libya descending into chaos and becom
's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> president obama has just announced that the four-day air assault in libya will soon achieve its objectives and the u.s. will handoff control of the operation within days. >> what are we attempting to accomplish? >> extend the no-fly zone west towards tripoli. >> what are we attempting to accomplish. >> first comes the war, now the debate. what's the mission in libya? >> you understand there is still not a sufficient no-fly zone. harge. >> our jets are taking sides in a civil war. >> we kill his soldiers, we attack his compound, and apparently attempt to kill him. >> the obama administration's reason? pick fne. >> gadhafi needs to go. >> u.s. policy regime check. >> there hasn't been any disagreement that i'm aware of in terms of the mission. >> president obama says that the engagement in libya will be brief. >> one of our biggest concerns is libya descending into chaos and becoming a giant somalia. >> the president takes heat from all sides. >> tough questions from both parties
in the end. that's "hardball." "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts now. >>> u.s. and coalition forces say most of libya's radar >> president obama finally answers questions on why the united states has joined the battle against gadhafi. or is it a war? >> gadhafi needs to go. >> in the end of the third day of the operations, coalition air strikes have established a no-fly zone in the east. >> and we assume he is alive, that he is hunkered down in a bunker. >> punishing air strikes drove pro-gadhafi forces further to opposition bases. >> we are taking sides in a civil war. >> the commander in chief makes military decisions on libya, and watches the crisis on japan while on a diplomat i can trip to south america. so of course, republicans attack him. >> besides jewel track diplomacy. >> some of my colleagues are upset that france may be in the lead. >> tea partiers and some democrats attacked the president, calling it a possible impeachable offense. >> only congress has the power to declare war. >> we haven't declared war. >> you know what, but we are in a war. >> i really don't
. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said late today that the quickest way to end military action in libya is for moammar gadhafi to leave libya. good luck with that. >> president obama is headed back to washington, d.c. early. >> start easing some of the tension coming from capitol hill. >> the president heads home ahead of schedule and is welcomed by this. >> president obama is playing soccer in rio with kids and hillary clinton seems to be weirdly stepping up. >> this is about as badly run as any foreignrepeal obamacare. >> the president talks about libya d s ipou amic >> t esendori ot iolicg. ebe judging diplomater efforts on this trip. >> we are supporting a democratic revolution there. >> they've got a political problem. >> today it looks like a war, sound like a war, people are dying, and it's costing an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war". >> we will continue to provide details to the american people. >> you don't even seem to think eno
don't even seem to think enough of us to lie to us. >> the administration is defending its biggest victory on its first anniversary. >> fdr went so far as to call it a fundamental right for all americans. >> in short, we'll do whatever we can to ensure that obamacare is never fully implemented. >> one year ago today. >> health insurance reform because law in america. >> took a long time. >> congressman anthony weiner joins us. while some republicans were attacking the president on libya and the healthcare bill, two from minnesota went to iowa. ♪ if i find my way to minnesota ♪ >> and donald trump, is he serious about running? >> trump came out as a birther, which is republican for "i'm running for president." >>> good evening. president obama skipped a visit to address growing concerns over the libyan war efforts. he plans to transfer command and control in the next few days, suffered a setback when nato failed to reach agreement to assume that role. all 28 nato states must approve any agreement. the muslim nation of turkey is dissenting, repeating a term used by russian prime
. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton said late today that the quickest way to end military action in libya is for moammar gadhafi to leave libya. good luck with that. >> president obama is headed back to washington, d.c. early. >> start easing some of the tension coming from capitol hill. >> the president heads home ahead of schedule and is welcomed by this. >> president obama is playing soccer in rio with kids and hillary clinton seems to be weirdly stepping up. >> this is about as badly run as any foreign operation we've seen. >> we can repeal obamacare. >> the president talks about libya and his trip to south america. >> the president's doctrine, he is not an ideological guy. >> he's been judging diplomater efforts on this trip. >> we are supporting a democratic revolution there. >> they've got a political problem. >> today it looks like a war, sound like a war, people are dying, and it's costing an awful lot of money. isn't that a war? >> america, at "not war." >> we will continue to provide
. >>> u.s. and coalition forces say most of libya's radar installations have been destroyed, now they will be focused on so-called targets of opportunity. for some republicans, however, any action taken by president obama is just another target of opportunity. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days, not a matter of weeks. >> president obama finally answers questions on why the united states has joined the battle against gadhafi. or is it a war? >> gadhafi needs to go. >> in the end of the third day of the operations, coalition air strikes have established a no-fly zone in the east. >> and we assume he is alive, that he is hunkered down in a bunker. >> punishing air strikes drove pro-gadhafi forces further to opposition bases. >> we are taking sides in a civil war. >> the commander in chief makes military decisions on libya, and watches the crisis on japan while on a diplomat i can trip to south america. so of course, republicans attack him. >> besides jewel track diplomacy. >> some of my colleagues are upset that france may be in the lead. >> tea parti
. the results are skat strof i can. >> thank you for reminding us the president was raised in hawaii and the influence he felt of the japanese living in hawaii and not the mau mau that some critics have brought up. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. catch me tonight if you will on the tonight show with jay leno. i am out here doing that. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> more than 150 aftershocks hit the japanese coast since friday. thousands without food and water, and a third reactor at a japanese nuclear power planted has lost its cooling system. the cooling system that prevents a meltdown. and now the japanese nuclear safety agency is reporting an explosion at that reactor. >> we begin in japan. the situation there is nothing less of apocalyptic. >> the aftershock continuing to unsettling people for a fourth day. >> in japan, the water is receding, but the ground is still shaking and the danger is still growing. >> about ten minutes ago we got shaken pretty good in downtown tokyo. no food, no water, no heat, no shelter. >> only 10% of
europe as well. in the u.s., house democrats are calling on republicans on the safety issues possibly affecting american nuclear plants. we will have more on the questions being raised in the states later this hour. let's talk about this huge and very disturbing development, the 50 remaining workers leaving the plant. our chief sent correspondence is here. put into context this latest development. >> one piece of slightly good news at there were only taken out of their for 45 minutes. the cabinet secretary said that they had left the site. as soon as you left the site, there were a lot of news bulletins. they only work on for 45 minutes. until the radiation levels came down. apparently there is something more ominous. why didn't the regulation levels go up? the chief cabinet secretary said it could have been a breach in containment of reactor no. three. we have not heard much about reactor number three for a few days. there was a breach in containment of reactor no. two, the first breach of containment facility since chernobyl. >> people who don't do nuclear speak, help us understand.
us tonight. that's "the ed show." for more information we'd like to take you to our new blog at ed.msnbc.com. check out my radio show noon to 3:00, channel 167 >> more than 150 aftershocks hit the coast since friday and thousands are without food and water and a third reactor has lost its cooling system. the cooling system that prevents a melt down. no the japanese safety agency is reporting an explosion at the reactor. >> we begin with the japan situation. it's apocalyptic >> the aftershocks unsettling people for a fourth day. >> the ground is still shaking and the danger is still growing. >> about 10 minutes ago, we were shaken pretty good here in downtown tokyo. >> no food, water, heat, or shelter. >> 10% of the food and water they need. >> for it was just the wake they would have gotten on their feet, but the tsunami knocked it over the edge. >> the shoreline, 1,000 bodies washed up today. >> the focus is on search and rescue. >> i want to reiterate how heartbroken we are. >> the disaster is compounded by a potential for a nuclear nightmare. >> the threat to survivors is gettin
>> live in benghazi, we will be joining us tomorrow. thank you for tching. >>> good evening. nine days after the united states launched air strikes in libya, president obama has explained the u.s. mission, speaking at the national defense university in washington, the president laid out the united states' objectives, gave a progress report on where this mission stands, on nato taking over the mission. joining me now, rachel maddow. we heard the president's speech. it is basically a humanitarian mission. you can listen as carefully as you want, and it is hard to find anything other than a humanitarian mission in here. >> he named this as an important strategic interest of the united states and as being in america's national interest. but the things that he described as proving that were potential flood of refugees in the middle east, the democratic impulses on view in the middle east with the various revolutions and uprisings being quenched by this brutal dictator, and un credibility, speaking for the international community and stepping up in cases like this. that is the sort of t
of republicans and democrats who said they have no business dropping bombs on libya. >> we do believe that the u.s. contribution to this will again be diminishing. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> president obama finally answers questions on why the united states has joined the battle against gadhafi or is it a war? what's the plan for gadhafi? >> what's the long-term plan? >> gadhafi needs to go. >> on the end of the third day, air strikes established a no-fly zone in the east. >> she alive, hunkered down in a bunker. >> pro gadhafi forces in bases. partaking sides in the civil war. >> i was thinking about the name. it's an unfortunate. odyssey means a long voyage. >> military and a diplomatic trip to south american. republicans attack him. >> what are we saw was i call it dual track diplomacy. >> looks like we launched a skull scale war. >> some of my colleagues are upset. >> tea partiers and some democrats call it a possible impeachable offense. >> only congress has the power to declare war. >> we haven't declared war. >> we are? a
finding a compromise to stop a shut down? senator schumer will tell us. >> we're not take anything off the table at this point. >> i am not going to put any options on the table or take any options off the table. >> the president pushes his strategy in libya. the republican speaker can't push his plan to cut spending. >> budget talks have stalled. >> our goal is to cut spending. >> $30 billion. they would have taken that in a heartbeat. >> even if republican leaders want to compromise, the tea party won't let them. >> the tea party has moved the negotiations to the right. >> is your party showing leadership on this front? >> not yet. >> okay. >> not yet. >> right now, we are ten days away from a government shut down, and it will delay your taxes. >> if they shut down the government, will they shut down the war in libya? >> no. >> the president depends his decision to take action in libya and wins over some adversaries. i believe the president's decision to intervene in libya deserves strong bipartisan support. >> we had a unique circumstance to save a lot of lives. >> how does it end.
you say no? >> it intersects with practical possibilities. >> you can make a case for us intervening everywhere. we felt like we could. >> this is a new obama doctrine is that you act on threats. that's what george bush did. >> regime change. that's a policy of the united states and an incoherence that really matters. >> libya is not just about libya. all these are connected >> we cannot continue to keep going to war in the mideast every time there is a crisis there. >> can we afford it and trash our do most i agenda when they are taking over 50% of the discretionary spending? >> when we do what we do and said what we said, we take a responsibility for the final out come that wasn't ours two weeks ago. >> while the president was making a case in washington and critics and supporters were talking, he said members have stopped the deadly advance. when and where is unclear. here's the latest after a successful westward charge by opposition fighters of the last nine days. muammar gadhafi's fighters are putting up i fight. it is gadhafi's birth place between benghazi and the capital. rebe
for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> lee coffman says he won't compromise, then in e-mails compromises on almost everything he says he won't compromise on. you call that guy the governor of wisconsin. >> he hasn't even made an attempt to compromise in any way. >> scott walker backs down now, he is finished. >> the governor who would not compromise may have no choice. >> some sort of a dork-filled version of high noon. ridiculous. >> accused the dems of blocking negotiations. >> keep saying that republicans and the governor are unwilling to budge on this issue simply isn't true. >> each side claiming the other is not negotiating. >> reports that the governor may be secretly willing to work out a deal as more republican senators threaten to defect. >> this is really about governor walker's principles. the rest of this is just theatrics, hysterics. >> i am not going to negotiate in public. >> they want a voice. >> so ridiculous. >> in washington, as usual, senators can't even compromise on whether to vote or what to vote on. >> the plan the tea pa
assault in libya will soon achieve its objectives and the u.s. will handoff control of the operation within days. >> what are we attempting to accomplish? >> extend the no-fly zone west towards tripoli. >> what are we attempting to accomplish. >> first comes the war, now the debate. what's the mission in libya? >> you understand there is still not a sufficient no-fly zone. >> the president couldn't say yet. still going to hand it off in days, didn't say who's going to be in charge. >> our jets are taking sides in a civil war. >> we kill his soldiers, we attack his compound, and apparently attempt to kill him. >> the obama administration's reason? pick one. >> gadhafi needs to go. >> u.s. policy regime check. >> there hasn't been any disagreement that i'm aware of in terms of the mission. >> president obama says that the engagement in libya will be brief. >> one of our biggest concerns is libya descending into chaos and becoming a giant somalia. >> the president takes heat from all sides. >> tough questions from both parties in congress. >> he is facing a political mess. >> the presid
america is not just people that got us started, got it won drusly close to right in principle in the beginning, but the american since have strong debate and with civil war made it better. that's our history and we should be proud of it, and proud to know it. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> dozens of workers back on the fukushima nuclear site trying to keep the situation from getting much, much worse. but that may already be out of their control. >> another one of those aftershocks. >> the situation appears more bleak by the day. >> dual disaster crippling japan. >> earthquake victims force today move away from the nuclear site as the crisis continues to get worse. >> radiation levels south of the plant spiked to 300 times the normal level today. >> pictures of smoke coming out of one of the reactors. >> new ruptures and fires releasing yet more radiation into the air in northern japan. >> none of us had any traces of radioactivity. when they checked our shoes, they did find. >> good thing or ba
, and in libya they seek congressional. co anchor richard engel is with us from bengazi, libya. good evening, richard. >> good evening, chris. live from bengazi, libya. the libyans are in retreat. they have no idea how to use their weapons. we'll have more on how this ragtag army can possibly win this war, even with help. >> we're learning the cia is in libya. president obama lobbied lobbyists to make contact with the rebels. their goal? to seek deaffection from his inner circle. former minister musakaus has resigned. he is the brains behind the lockerbie bombing, but he also helped the u.s. fight al-qaeda. now, on the ground in libya, gadhafi's troops in libya continue to drive back the rebels. the rebels pulled out of one oil-rich town and are now on the move within heavy rocket attacks within ten miles of another oil town, brega. in syria, protestors called for new demonstrations after president rashad dashed hopes for reform. he took a hard line and blamed the unrest on former conspiracies. here's how it all played out on the airwaves today. >> it was a cake walk for a couple of days unt
not hearing them asked? that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." >>> the warning to moammar gadhafi is simple. stop attacking your citizens or we will attack you. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. >> those consequences include air strikes, now authorized by united nations, backed by france, united kingdom and the united states. >> what is it they want exactly? the president said he wants gadhafi out. that doesn't appear likely at this point, unless they do something to force him out. >> we have the best stuff. we use it. we are called to use it. >> we would have to see action on the ground and that is not yet at all clear. >> he goes into benghazi without airplanes, starting to shoot innocents, what can we do then? >> the president says other nations will take the lead, but it's still a third front for the american military. >> we are going into a third war in the middle east, third time against an islamic government. >> it i
they spend any time finding a compromise to stop a shut down? senator schumer will tell us. >> we're not take anything off the table at this point. >> i am not going to put any options on the table or take any options off the table. >> the president pushes his strategy in libya. the republican speaker can't push his plan to cut spending. >> budget talks have stalled. >> our goal is to cut spending. >> $30 billion. they would have taken that in a heartbeat. >> even if republican leaders want to compromise, the tea party won't let them. >> the tea party has moved the negotiations to the right. >> is your party showing leadership on this front? >> not yet. >> okay. >> not yet. >> right now, we are ten days away from a government shut down, and it will delay your taxes. >> if they shut down the government, will they shut down the war in libya? >> no. >> the president depends his decision to take action in libya and wins over some adversaries. i believe the president's decision to intervene in libya deserves strong bipartisan support. >> we had a unique circumstance to save a lot of lives. >> how
-fly zone, but the u.s. isn't leaving the fight all together. >> as of now t applies u.s. war planes will leave the more difficult mission attacking gadhafi ground forces. that could threaten innocent civilians. >> i don't think nato is in full charge. >> how do we know the mission is accomplished? >> this is war fatigue. two weeks ago we saw the first numbers on the war in afghanistan and how sour the country is. that's what these lawmakers are channeling. >> the prophesy meter has been broken. >> we should only listen to mike baic eryaynmoin jo t psintiss more would listen to bill o'reilly? in his new yorkpost column today, we did the right thing in libya. >> the president wanted military action. there is no way to stop the president. >> good evening. when this man ran for republican inauguration for president last time around, the republican party and media including left and right flangs of the political blogosphere agreed it was too ridiculous. >> ask yourself who represents the people they don't let you hear from. you'll know who you should vote for in the iowa caucuses. who re
three times -- until death do us part. he didn't mean those words the first two times. so most of us, especially newt gingrich's wives, have learned to never take him seriously the first two times he says anything. when he appeed on fox news march 7th, the serial adulterer on his way to becoming a republican presidential primary loser made it very clear, very clear wa he would do about the uprising in libya if he were commander in chief. >> exercise a no-fly zone this evening. we don't need to have the united nations. all we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we are -- we're intervening, and we don't have to send troops. >> all we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we're intervening. couldn't be clearer. when newt wants to be clear, really, you've got to hand it to him. he does make it simple and clear. this is what he clearly said yesterday on the "today" show. >> let me draw a distinction. i would not have intervened. >> even newt, a serial self-contradictor, felt funny abo
it will accept technical help from the u.s. to fight the nuclear crisis. right now, it's a race to keep the reactors cool while getting the power back on. it could be the lifeline japan needs. >> we're bringing all available resources there to appropriately monitor the situation and protect american citizens. >> fear is growing in california and hawaii, and finally, the president speaks. >> i want to be very clear, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states. >> you're going to hear the president calm fears. >> let me rebeat that, we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast. >> no radiation, anyway, on incoming cargo or passengers. >> they have partially reinstated power to the plant. >> president obama echoes the message of calm for the people of japan, but did he wait too long? >> he's under fire for sticking to his schedule. is he showing admirable discipline, or is it looking like a failure of leadership? >> i was impressed with his picks and knowledge of players, but that wasn't what the american people needed to see. >> he calle
that still want this country to go. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> brave workers trying to prevent four nuclear reactors at the fukushima power plant from exploding have run into even more problems. the roof of reactor 4 is now cracked, and reactor 4 is on fire again. >> the nuclear nightmare appears to be getting worse by the hour. >> the third reactor was rocked by an explosion, and a fourth caught fire. >> the levels at the plant are enough to kill a man within five hours. this is a dramatic escalation. >> fifth ee heros trying to stop a meltdown, risking their own lives to prevent nuclear disaster. >> those are the people trying to stave off the four reactors at the plant from a total meltdown. >> this crisis centers around one complex, 170 miles northeast of tokyo. >> the latest explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant may have damaged the outer shell. >> they believe it could eventually reach a level seven. that would make it equal to chernobyl. the u.s. offered nuclear assistance. the japanese sai
outside, 107 slept inside. >> and last night, they used a new label to describe the protesters. >> we can no longer to continue to have all of these slobs in the building. >> these slobs that you're referring to are police officers and nurses and firefighters. >> i think if you would interview all the people who are creating a ruckus, the vast majority who are here today are not police officers or nurses. >> we will interview them tonight, and that republican senator and see if he still thinks they're slobs. >> all that's being shut down by a bunch of slobs taking over the building. >> and the judge decides charlie sheen has gone too far and sends police into sober valley lodge. >> overnight, police removed his twin boys from his care. >> charlie sheen called us last night and told us police had just come to his house in the darkness of night with representatives from brooke mueller's camp. >> at this moment on live television, i do not know where my children are. >> love him or loathe him, the question remains, were charlie's rights as a father actually trampled on. >>> good evening, at
life for america and better society. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> one scientist said this morning's earthquake that sent tsunami shock waves to the california coast was like 700,000 nuclear bombs exploding at once. but tonight, there is a real nuclear danger in japan. >> we have breaking news out of japan at this hour. there has been a massive 8.8 earthquake. >> midafternoon, tokyo, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in japan leaves the nation's most high tech nation in the dark. >> the fifth strongest record since 1900. >> people panic for precautionary measures, a lot of train systems are stopped. >> this is back to tokyo. we have gotten reports of fires. >> over a million buildings in tokyo and surrounding suburbs are without power. >> minutes later, the tsunami floods japanese tows cal towns. the pictures are devastating. >> a 13 foot tsunami hit that area. >> tons of debris pushed inland. >> 230 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal areas. >> didn't take long for danger warning
, in fact, the opposite from them about us. you couldn't ask for greater relatives than my four brothers and i have. sometimes it's good i think to remember where you came from. happy st. patrick's day to both of my parents and to all of them. that's "hardball." for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell starts right now. >> we are bringing all available resources to bear to closely monitor the situation and to protect american citizens. like a failure of leadership? >> especially with the espn picks. >> contribute to help the people who have been devastated in japan. >> i was impressed with his picks and his knowledge of players, but that wasn't what the american people needed to see yesterday. >> american leaders may be saying what japanese citizens are not hearing. >> who's in charge of this response effort? is it the government? is it tepco? >> reporter: these are the decisions that keep you alive. stay in the car or run for it. safety agency says smoke is rising from its number two nuclear reactor. this follows some very rare news and g
trouble, in fact, the opposite from them about us. you couldn't ask for greater relatives than my four brothers and i have. sometimes it's good i think to remember where you came from. happy st. patrick's day to both of my parents and to all of them. that's "hardball." for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell starts right now. >>> the international atomic energy agency now says that electrical power has been returned to the reactor site, >> we are bringing all available resources to bear to closely monitor the situation and to protect american citizens. >> thousands are evacuating. fears growing in california and hawaii. and finally, the president speaks. >> i want to be very clear. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the united states. >> you're going to heart president calm fears. >> let me repeat that. we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, hawaii -- >> no radiation, by the way, even on incoming cargo or passengers -- >> there really can't be any risk or harm to anyone here in the united states o
with these guys. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> tonight, the republican governor of wisconsin and sarah palin are sinking in the polls, and charlie sheen has just been fired. still, all three somehow believe the same thing, that they are winning! >> talks between wisconsin governor scott walker and the state's a wol democrats appear to have broken down. neither way sees a way forward. >> the democratic senators ask the republican governor to negotiate, but governor walker says no. >> we need to walk through why this letter is so ridiculous. >> scott walker seems to be on the defensive. >> walker is out 43% on the polls. >> unions in that state call for the 14 democrats stalling the bill to hold their ground. >> the governor is not budging, democrats are not returning, and protesters are not leaving the capitol. >> making a notable appearance, filmmaker michael moore. >> madison, there's always a beginning! >> he urged the crowd to keep pressure on governor walker. >> in washington, peter king isn't wo
into the air in northern japan. >> none of us had any traces of radioactivity. when they checked our shoes, they did find. >> good thing or bad thing? >> that's a bad thing. >> inside the plant, those brave workers are still on the job. >> photos show extensive damage at three of four reactors there. >> plant workers in shifts of 50 are back at their posts. >> the fukushima nuclear plant for nearly an hour. >> 45 minutes later said they were allowing workers back. >> they crawl through the labyrinths of equipment in darkness with only their flashlight. >> there's the race to help victims homeless in a cold, japanese winter. >> nbc's lee cowan made it back to tokyo. temperatures have dipped well below freezing, it is snowing hard. half the population is missing or gone in this town. >> i am andrea mitchell. today i interviewed her about japan. >> we are doing everything we can to support japan and doing everything we can to assist american citizens. >> in this country, debate over nuclear energy is on. >> this is a really rare event. seems crazy now, but they are nuclear plants on the san a
with us tonight. >> great to be with you. >> tonight in the survey i asked if the wisconsin 14 have done enough to come home, and >>> republicans in the wisconsin senate passed a resolution saying the awol democrats are guilty of contempt of the wisconsin senate. well, they're not the only ones. >> it could be a while before we see an end to wisconsin's budget stalemate. >> governor walker overstepped. >> wisconsin republicans try a new way to get 14 democratic state senators back to work. arrest them. >> the ante has been upped. senate republicans voted to order police to bring their democratic colleagues back to work by force. >> absent senate democrats aren't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school
. it would be a way to move forward without touching the bill that is before us at the final passage. yet in the budget-writing committee, allow this motion which is a way that committee operates to move forward. that would be inclusive of anything negotiated in the face-to-face meeting i had with the democrats earlier in the week or the multiple meetings that the governors had. there is a reason that we continue to work on this and it's because ultimately we think that this bill shall pass and if it has to be rolled to the governor's budget later on, we will be voting on this in june. if the democrats stay until june or july, that's a long hold up for them. >> corey mason, does that sound feasible that the bill could be allowed to pass now and try to work something out later on legislation that would follow it? in order to correct the deficiencies that the democrats see in the bill. >> first they will take away our rights and promise to give them back later? i don't think that's in good faith. the quickest and easiest way is to meet democrats halfway on this. labor unions, assembly democ
night? >> i sure do. for you, anytime, reverend. great to have you with us tonight. thanks so much for joining us. >>> tonight in our survy, governor scott walker wants to cut public education, but increase public funding to private schools, even for rich kids. so i ask you, should public money pay for rich kids to go to private school? 4% of you say yes, yes. 96% of you said no. that's "the ed show." check out our new blog. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts now. see you back here tomorrow night. >>> police still can't find the missing wisconsin senators, so now they're getting fined $100 a day. last night police did find charlie sheen's sons, so now he's home alone with the goddesses. >> governor walker and the republicans just gave over $100 million in tax cuts to corporations and now they're asking teachers and nurses to pay for it. >> obama and the union bosses are standing in the way of economic reform. >> big money ads come to wisconsin as workers fight for their rights. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> not selfish, it is just survival. >> more new p
" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell starts right now. >>> republicans in the wisconsin senate passed a resolution saying the awol democrats are guilty of contempt of the wisconsin senate. well, they're not the only ones. >> it could be a while before we see an end to wisconsin's budget stalemate. >> governor walker overstepped. >> wisconsin republicans try a new way to get 14 democratic state senators back to work. arrest them. >> the ante has been upped. senate republicans voted to order police to bring their democratic colleagues back to work by force. >> absent senate democrats aren't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritar
the wealthiest among us get to keep or get more tax breaks, we're not doing the right thing. >> governor walker later responded to president obama saying i'm sure the president knows that most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for wages and benefits, while our plan allows it for base pay. joining me now, howard fineman of the huffington post and msnbc analyst. thanks for joining me, howard. >> hi, lawrence. >> howard, how did the president's speech change the dynamic of the situation today, if at all? >> i don't think it did very much. i spoke to some labor officials late in the afternoon. once again, they wished he said more. they would have liked to hear him utter the word wisconsin or the phrase collective bargaining, but look, this is no drama obama. they know what's up. the labor officials i talked to are still focused on their chances of actually defeating the governor based on public support and what the polls are showing in wisconsin. >> in addition to the polls in wisconsin, we now have a "the new york times" cbs poll out tonight, nationwide poll which is something th
in the stomach to all of us. i think it surprised a lot of folks that he would do this. but he did campaign on it and now we get it. >> sun schmitz thanks for your time. we appreciate it. tonight i ask in our text survey should governor walker try to limit the activities of peaceful protesters? 83% of you said yes. 17% of you said no. that's "the ed show." i'm ed schultz. the last word >>> the republican governor of wisconsin refews to compromise with democrats over collective bargaining with state workers. a couple of senators are at least thinking about it. >> to wisconsin, there could be a compromise taking shape. >> protesters defy the demands to leave the capital. 14 democratic senators defy the calls to return to work. could moderate republicans break the stalemate? >> some senators are prepared to side with the democrats. >> that could mean an interesting piece of news. >> against the bill would be the democrats a 17-16 win and a defeat for the governor. >> who will brink first? >> he will not back down. >> obama called it an assault on unions and said little else personally
, they used a new label to describe the protesters. >> we can no longer to continue to have all of these slobs in the building. >> these slobs that you're referring to are police officers and nurses and firefighters. >> i think if you would interview all the people who are creating a ruckus, the vast majority who are here today are not police officers or nurses. >> we will interview them tonight, and that republican senator and see if he still thinks they're slobs. >> all that's being shut down by a bunch of slobs taking over the building. >> and the judge decides charlie sheen has gone too far and sends police into sober valley lodge. >> overnight, police removed his twin boys from his care. >> charlie sheen called us last night and told us police had just come to his house in the darkness of night with representatives from brooke mueller's camp. >> at this moment on live television, i do not know where my children are. >> love him or loathe him, the question remains, were charlie's rights as a father actually trampled on. >>> good evening, at protesters in the wisconsin capitol continued a 1
around with these guys. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> tonight, the republican governor of wisconsin and sarah palin are sinking in the polls, and charlie sheen has just been fired. still, all three somehow believe the same thing, that they are winning! >> talks between wisconsin governor scott walker and the state's a wol democrats appear to have broken down. neither way sees a way forward. >> the democratic senators ask the republican governor to negotiate, but governor walker says no. >> we need to walk through why this letter is so ridiculous. >> scott walker seems to be on the defensive. >> walker is out 43% on the polls. >> unions in that state call for the 14 democrats stalling the bill to hold their ground. >> the governor is not budging, democrats are not returning, and protesters are not leaving the capitol. >> making a notable appearance, filmmaker michael moore. >> madison, there's always a beginning! >> he urged the crowd to keep pressure on governor walker. >> in washington, peter king isn't
violence that sells, and the dark nervous knight of the soul. that's "hardball." thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> wisconsin's governor scott walker plans to layoff workers and the republican plan to cut federal spending will kill hundreds of thousands of jobs. and republicans tried to take credit for an increase in jobs last month. >> yobs, the economy and the federal budget. >> this was a pretty good report. >> this was a great report. >> this is good news for the american economy. >> a very solid report. >> the president and the country get good news. there are more jobs in america. >> the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly two years. >> unequivocally a good report. total new jobs created 192,000. >> most private sector jobs in nearly two years. >> news gets better. >> unemployment dipped to 8.9%. that's a good road map. >> i think we're on the right path. >> seems to be a very good report. >> republicans take credit for the good and of course blame the president for it not being good enough. >> john boehner put ou
for being with us. >>> republicans in the wisconsin senate passed a resolution saying the awol democrats are guilty of contempt of the wisconsin senate. well, they're not the only ones. >> it could be a while before we see an end to wisconsin's budget stalemate. >> governor walker overstepped. >> wisconsin republicans try a new way to get 14 democratic state senators back to work. arrest them. >> the ante has been upped. senate republicans voted to order police to bring their democratic colleagues back to work by force. >> absent senate democrats aren't planning to return anytime soon. >> america takes sides in the showdown over unions and the idea of collective bargaining. >> the polls are turning against the governor even after republicans unleash tv attacks on the workers. >> stop obama and his union bosses today. >> rude protesters -- >> unbelievable. the tension's beginning to mount. >> that guy just hit me. so just to let you know. >> these custodians and elementary school teachers are authoritarian thugs. >> i look in their eyes, there is hate in their eyes. >> how many are profes
for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> there's breaking news from wisconsin tonight, just as it appeared that the republican governor was about to compromise with the 14 senate democrats who remain across state lines. state republicans have just used a new legislative procedure to passion the governor's union busting bill without any democrats present. the vote was 18-1, with one republican voting no, and all 14 democrats recorded as not voting. nbc's john yang has been covering the story and is live in chicago. john, how did the republicans vote on this without the democrats being back in the state to have the quorum we thought they needed in order to vote on this? >> reporter: lawrence, you said it. this is an interesting parliamentary tactic. i am not clear how this fits into the rules of the wisconsin legislature, because what they did, they all did this within the past hour, the senate republicans created a conference committee, a house senate conference committee which usually as you know reconciles differing versions of bills, one passed by t
listed writer. even though i was warned against it, i used his real name on the screen. he refused to let the system punish people for their political views. he believed americans are smart enough to know what they're watching and can see the message as easily as send tg. they don't need to be protected by writers like that. i wanted to say something important tonight about an older guy who deserves it. that's "hardball." "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> the republican governor of wisconsin refuses to compromise with democrats over collective bargaining with state workers. a couple of republican senators, however, are at least thinking about it. >> directly to wisconsin now. behind the scenes, there could be a compromise taking shape. >> protesters defy the governor's demands to leave the capitol. 14 democratic senators defy calls to return to work. plus, could moderate republicans break the stalemate? >> some republican big senators are prepared to side with their democratic colleagues. >> imagine, wisconsin, what could be an interesting piece of news.
completely swept away by, as experts have described to us, a wave that has the power of a jet engine. dr. jones, are you still with us? that you may be able to give us a little bit of an idea? we heard the japanese prime minister say that no radiation had leaked. i want to get your expertise on that. because you talked about those fires and being such a concern. >> well, right. japan has a large nuclear energy industry. they also have -- and there's a lot of concern in the country when they've had earthquakes about problems with it. they haven't had problems in general. so that was why he would -- the first thing he's going to say is, we haven't compromised our nuclear power plants. and i don't -- well, a tsunami going into a power plant can cause a lot of damage. but i don't know that they have any the areas at risk. it's pretty easy to map out before an event where your at-risk areas are. people would have known if they were in a tsunami danger zone before this event happened. the other thing, of course, is there is a magnitude 8.9 earthquake here beyond the tsunami. and that can damag
's something of an excuse. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" starts right now. >>> there's breaking news from wisconsin tonight, just as it appeared that the republican governor was about to compromise with the 14 senate democrats who remain across state lines. state republicans have just used a new legislative procedure to passion the governor's union busting bill without any democrats present. the vote was 18-1, with one republican voting no, and all 14 democrats recorded as not voting. nbc's john yang has been covering the story and is live in chicago. john, how did the republicans vote on this without the democrats being back in the state to have the quorum we thought they needed in order to vote on this? >> reporter: lawrence, you said it. this is an interesting parliamentary tactic. i am not clear how this fits into the rules of the wisconsin legislature, because what they did, they all did this within the past hour, the senate republicans created a conference committee, a house senate conference committee which usually as you kn
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